American League Cy Young Award winner David Price will rejoin the Tampa Bay rotation Tuesday night at Houston.
Rays manager Joe Maddon announced the news before Friday night’s game with Detroit, saying the team feels “pretty strongly” that the left-hander is ready to return from a strained left triceps.
Price went on the disabled list for the first time in his career May 16. He made two minor league rehab starts with Class A Charlotte.
The Chicago Cubs have been cleared to move forward with their $500 million renovation of Wrigley Field — except for the large video screen that the team’s chairman says is an essential element.
Chairman Tom Ricketts says the outfield Jumbotron and the advertising revenue it would generate are needed to fund the remodeling of the historic ballpark without a public subsidy.
The owners of surrounding rooftop clubs that share some of their revenue with the Cubs object to that proposal, saying their views into the park would be blocked.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks won’t vote on the video screen or another, smaller outfield sign until July 11.
JETER, A-ROD GET AT-BATS
Derek Jeter has joined teammate Alex Rodriguez in hitting against minor league pitching.
Coming back from a broken left ankle, Jeter had an opposite-field single to right in six at-bats Friday against a minor league right-hander. The Yankees captain said it was his second day of facing live pitching.
Rodriguez, who had hip surgery in January, had two doubles and a single in five plate appearances, and he also ran the bases after putting the ball in play.
Brewers first baseman Corey Hart will have surgery to repair cartilage damage in his right knee next week and will miss the remainder of the season. … The Diamondbacks reinstated third baseman Eric Chavez, out since May 30 with a right oblique strain, from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Eric Hinske for assignment. … The Indians recalled right-hander Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus and added righty Carlos Carrasco. The team also sent left-hander Nick Hagadone to Triple A. … The Tigers recalled reliever Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo. … The Pirates signed their top draft pick (ninth overall), 18-year-old outfielder Austin Meadows from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga. He gets a signing bonus of $3,029,600. The team also recalled utilityman Josh Harrison from Indianapolis and sent catcher Tony Sanchez to the Triple-A club. … The Rockies activated closer Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day disabled list and optioned righty Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Springs. … Braves infielder Ramiro Pena has undergone season-ending surgery to repair a tear in the back of his right shoulder. … Rookie right-hander Burch Smith was recalled by the Padres from Triple-A Tucson, and left-hander Tommy Layne has been optioned to Tucson. … The White Sox reinstated third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the paternity leave list.. … Indians right-hander Dillon Howard has been suspended for 50 games without pay under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for an amphetamine.